Winona Ryder joins cast for Netflix’s Montauk
James R | On 16, Jun 2015
Winona Ryder has joined the cast for Netflix’s Montauk.
The supernatural drama, which is described by the VOD service as a “love letter to the 80s classics that captivated a generation”, is written and directed by Matt Duffer and Ross Duffer, the duo behind Wayward Pines.
The eight-episode show is set in 1980 on Long Island, where a young boy vanishes into thin air. As friends, family, and local police search for answers, they are drawn into a mystery involving top secret government experiments and one “very strange little girl”.
Now, the cast is starting to fill up with Ryder signed up to play Joyce, the mother of the missing boy, who must summon a strength she never knew she had to save her son. The role, reported by TV Line, marks Ryder’s first regular role in a TV series.
She is joined by State of Affairs’ David Harbour as the local chief of police.
The Duffer Brothers will serve as executive producers alongside Real Steel and Night at the Museum’s Shawn Levy and Dan Cohen (via their 21 Laps entertainment banner). The duo will also write and direct all eight episodes.
Montauk’s title may be changed before its release, but the show will arrive in 2016 in all Netflix territories.